[Joanna Muir]


May [Mary Muir]


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[2]waiting below to see my room mate and myself. and joyful was I when one of them placed two letters in my hand, one from you the other from Annie, They had kindly enquired for me and also intended spending the evening. it being [underlined: Friday night], for they were two of our classmates, so I was obliged to sacrifice my anxiety to read my letters, to polite ness, and entertain them. But oh! May how glad I am again to hear from you. Yes I was home Christmas and found everything much as of you indeed it seemed as though they had the same dish rag and that it hung in the same place, that each chair stood on the same spot that Mother had never changed either dress, apron or shoes, or in [3]fact that there had been a single motion in the house since I left. We had a fine time Christmas, I made a new calico dress, which has since been the admiration of the whole school. I also remodeled another, so that I was pretty busily engaged. I then returned to school, have, a splendid boarding place, the most pleasant I ever had in my life, and only pay $300. per week, and have my washing done too, certainly I was directed here by an unseen hand, my roommate is a very agreeable little body and I am happy. It was not convenient for me to room this term, as my old room mate left me, and then the weater seemed very cold to do our own work, and this board


Osh[kosh], Wisc.

Date Original

1874 Jan 25


Original letter dimensions unknown.

Resource Identifier


File Identifier

Reel 03, Image 0025

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Page 2


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